COVID-19 Update: 11 Deaths, 274 New Cases, 118 in Hospital, 713 Recoveries
Eleven residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One (1) new death in the age group 60-69 was reported in the North East, one (1) new death in the age group 50-59 was reported in Saskatoon, three (3) new deaths in the age group 80+ were reported in Saskatoon, four (4) new deaths in the age group 80+ were reported in Regina, one (1) new death in the age group 70-79 was reported in the South East and one (1) new death in the age group 80+ was reported in the South East.
This marks the largest one day increase in the number of COVID-19 deaths in Saskatchewan since the pandemic began.
There are 274 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on December 12, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 11,749 cases.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (8), Far North East (19), North West (43), North Central (23), North East (5), Saskatoon (78), Central West (2), Central East (13), Regina (57), South West (2), South Central (12) and South East (10) zones and two (2) new cases have pending residence information.
Two (2) cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North East (from Dec 9 (1)) and North Central (from Dec 8 (1)) zones.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 292 (24.1 new cases per 100,000 population).
There are 4,097 cases out of the 11,749 cases that are considered active. A total of 7,566 individuals have recovered.
It is anticipated that the number of cases designated as “active” will decline as older cases are reviewed and potentially shifted to recovered status. This work is ongoing.
One hundred and eighteen people are in hospital. Ninety-five people are receiving inpatient care: one in the Far North West, seven in the North West, 11 in the North Central, 41 in Saskatoon, two in the Central East, 25 in Regina, two in the South Central and six in the South East zones. Twenty-three people are in intensive care: six in the North Central, seven in Saskatoon, nine in Regina, and one in the South West.
Of the 11,749 cases in the province:
- 539 cases are travelers;
- 5,102 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 2,740 have no known exposures; and
- 3,368 are under investigation by local public health.
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
- 406 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
- 2,459 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
- 4,130 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 3,083 are in the 40-59 age range; 1,564 are in the 60-79 age range; and 508 are in the 80-plus range. Confirmation of age is pending for five cases.
- 50 per cent of the cases are female and 50 per cent are male.
- 86 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
Of 11,749 confirmed cases:
- 3,514 cases are from the Saskatoon area
- 2,489 cases are from the north area (924 north west, 1,189 north central, 376 north east)
- 2,337 cases are from the Regina area
- 1,395 cases are from the south area (536 south west, 478 south central, 381 south east)
- 1,237 cases are from the far north area (754 far north west, 89 far north central, 394 far north east)
- 745 cases are from the central area (314 central west, 431 central east)
- 32 cases have pending residence information
To date, 383,000 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of December 10, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 237,623 people tested per million population. The national rate was 329,863 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 3,622 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.
Public Health Measures
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General COVID-19 Information
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